Rangers Roundup: Chytil signs, Klein’s new gig, Bozak update, and more

Here’s the latest news and notes centered around the Blueshirts.

The Rangers have agreed to terms with their 2nd first round pick in this past NHL entry draft

Speaking of first round picks…it appears Lias Andersson is aiming to make the team out of camp.

Per the Rangers website:

“That’s my goal to start with the team the first year,” Andersson stated. “It’s all about winning at this level. It’s not junior hockey anymore; it’s pro hockey and it’s all about winning. I’m coming to camp with a mindset to make the team and I gotta work for it.”

Head coach, Alain Vigneault stated that he would give Lias every opportunity but don’t get your hopes up he will make the team this season. Even if the Rangers fail to trade for a veteran center, prospects like Boo Nieves won’t just give up their opportunity to get that last center spot so easily.

Klein off to Europe

Latest On Bozak Rumor

I let you all know that the Rangers had kicked the tires on Bozak’s availability on July 4th.

Larry Brooks hinted about the Rangers interest in Bozak and reports out of Toronto state several teams have interest in Bozak including NY, Pittsburgh, and Montreal. As of right now, there is no deal imminent.

Toronto however is going to be making a move to gain additional cap space after inking Marleau to the tune of 6.25M AAV. They will get some relief once they move several contracts to LTIR (Horton/Lupul), but still need to sign RFA, Connor Brown. So a move is coming.

Expect the Rangers to get more involved once they resolve the pending contract of Mika Zibanejad. This move is very much in play.

Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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